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PiD 3,564 posts
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Yeah, I'm kinda uncertain about what encoding iTunes doesn't support these days.
I thought about encoding some of the stuff I have on tape (spoken books, radio shows etc.) and then I thought "what about the time it would take, what about naming everything, putting all the track splits in etc." and decided against it.
I have had to re-encode due to bad external HDDs, gah what an arse. If I were to do it all over again though, I would proably pick AAC at a bitrate over 200.
My mate has a fuckton of vinyl, he's looking into how to rip it all at the moment. If you think of any good ideas let me know, he's looking at doing it all manually in real time
I was looking at USB turntables....
I can't see anyway of doing it non-real time. Unless you can play them at 66rpm with no quality issues!
I don't have any moral qualms about downloading vinyl I already own, just haven't a clue where to look....I'll consult the office pirate.
Arrrghh, Jim lad, come over here a minute....
Speed of the CD drive is the limiting factor.
If the dual core could pull in the data at raw rate and encode it, it would do a whole CD in seconds.
I found this out to my disspointment when I got a spanking new dual core MacBook that encoded just as fast as my old G4 iMac
Edited by JayPee at 16:30:07 13-07-2007
Pooley 1,504 posts
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@ecureuil, ecosse, jaypee
I was looking for a lossless encoder, but Apple only support their own one, which might cause problems in the future if I need to use a device which didn't support this.
So I looked at using FLAC, with Winamp. Hopefully FLAC has a bit more general support than Apple lossless.
I use FLAC, on those rare occasions I rip lossless (ie. OK Computer). I fully recommend it.
deem 31,638 posts
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I rip all mine at 320kbps, I have some of them as FLAC but I can't tell the difference. It takes up 10x the space for a negligible increase in quality.
You need a better stereo.
Seriously though, unless you have 20k set-up, and you plan on sitting in the perfect listening position, and both your neighbors or on holiday, and you've got nothing other to do than sit and listen to loud music on a 20k system in total ambient silence - then you may as well just rip AAC files.
Sorry, but it's true.
....so you're agreeing with me?
It is done - 23.6Gb.
Am I the only one dull enough to have actually quite enjoyed ripping my CD collection? It reintroduced me to a load of CD's I hadn't listened to in years, or ones that I'd bought and barely listened to. Although admittedly I started doing it a couple of months before I had an iPod and just did a few CD's a night.
Will probably re-rip the lot again in a lossless format when I get my next desktop and have enough storage for it. Last time I counted I had nearly five hundred album's worth, so best leave myself a good six months free for that little project...
xandoodle 458 posts
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generica wrote:Doesn't the iPod support 'Apple Lossless'?
You can't play lossless on an 'MP3' player. It's in the name.
Popzeus 8,424 posts
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Also expect to buy a new CD drive once you've finished - ripping my collection completely banjaxed mine.
Currently playing: Standing In A Car Park Simulator 2013
Not CDs. but finally got round to unpacking the USB turntable my wife got me at Christmas.
I've figure out ripping and cleaning up some of the crackles and hiss using Audacity (some of them look like I used them as plates in my student days).
Should I just export them as MP3s? If so, what bitrate? And is that suitable for sucking into iTunes? Lots of varying opinions online, I suspect most of them are irrelevant.
chopsen 16,610 posts
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Rip it to something lossless (like FLAC), store that. Use audacity or whatever to clean up a *copy* of those, and compress them to 320 kpbs MP3 for portability.
The copying process is going to add noise, the clean up and compression is going to add artefacts. No excuse for using max bitrate for everything given how cheap storage is.
Or just rip to 320kps mp3 and be done with it.
edit: kpbs? kps? You know what I mean.
Edited by Chopsen at 16:24:59 06-11-2012
mrpon 30,066 posts
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Sounds like a lot of hassle.
Give me $10 I'm worth it.